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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1952
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 33  x  3 - 4  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19 - 26.8  x  4.2 - 5.5  / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  42.5 - 90  (94.5) x  3.5 - 7  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  14 - 19.7  (22.6) x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  25.4 - 43.7  x  4.2 - 7  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12.3 - 33.6  x  1.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  15.5 - 29.6  x  3 - 5.6  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 25.4  x  2.2 - 2.8  / Unfired
Hand C. H., 1955
Acrorhagi
atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  36 - 96  x  3 - 4  71 / Unfired
atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  55 - 94  x  5 - 6.5  86 / Unfired
basitrichs  10.5 - 23  x  1.5 - 2  54 / Unfired
spirocysts  16 - 35  x  2 - 3  57 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  12.5 - 28  x  3.5 - 4.5  63 / Unfired
basitrichs  15.5 - 32.5  x  2 - 3  56 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18 - 29  x  3.5 - 5  59 / Unfired
Column
atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  13.5 - 19.5  x  3.5 - 4.5  47 / Unfired
basitrichs  10.5 - 21.5  x  1.5 - 2  62 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  9 - 18.5  x  1.5 - 2  67 / Unfired
basitrichs  25 - 39  x  3.5 - 6  71 / Unfired
basitrichs  27 - 48  x  0.5 - 1.5  55 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18.5 - 47.5  x  3.5 - 4.5  73 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  11 - 27  x  2 - 4.5  64 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  14 - 24.5  x  2 - 3  62 / Unfired
spirocysts  9 - 29  x  1.5 - 3  54 / Unfired

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